A funny thing happened to me on Instagram a couple weeks ago. I was flipping through photos and a short 5 second video was on the Tombow USA feed. I watched how someone wrote a beautiful ‘hello’, kind of modern calligraphy, with a Dual Brush Pen. I was enchanted! So I pulled out my set of Dual Brush Pens that I hadn’t been using much, and my love affair with lettering and watercolors began!
The flamingo sketch and watercolour was my first playtime with these markers. I was all about the colouring, adding water, creating blended tones, etc. I was having such FUN.
And the hand lettering love grew, so I purchased two Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pens, a soft tip and a hard tip. If I sketch with these pens in black, I then can use the Dual Brush Pens with water and not have any black bleeding anywhere.
Then a challenge comes around on the Tombow blog: Words of Wisdom. YAY! I love this quote by the Dalai Lama “My Philosophy is Kindness” and I wanted to sketch and colour an image to go with it. So I searched up lotus flower online and found a free clip art image. I used that as my inspiration and practiced drawing the flower with my Fude pen. Then I coloured in the petals with different pink shades of Dual Brush Pens, blended with water and the Blending Brush pen.
I am loving the easy watercolour effects I’m getting with these Dual Brush Pens, and I am now obsessed with hand lettering. Some day soon, these techniques will sneak out of my art journal and onto my scrapbook layouts and cards.
There’s one more day to join the challenge! Click HERE to check it out!